Youth Ministry

Kalahari Youth Retreat

Smithville Brethren Church has a very active youth group, "Element 412". The name refers to the following Bible verse:

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. (1 Timothy 4:12 NIV)


Element 412 is open to:

Jr. High (grades 6-8)  & Sr. High (grades 9-12)

We meet Wednesday nights 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  


Upcoming Events:

Element 412 Calendar - Click Here!

Our youth newsletter is The Memo. To read published issues, please click the relevant date.

The Memo - April 2020

The Memo - March 2020

The Memo - February 2020

* The Memo was not published January 2020

The Memo - December 2019

The Memo - November 2019

The Memo - October 2019

The Memo - September 2019

The Memo - July 2019

The Memo - June 2019

The Memo - May 2019

The Memo - April 2019

The Memo - March 2019

The Memo - February 2019


Although most youth events are held at the church, occasionally the youth do activities elsewhere. Signed release forms and medical releases are required for such events. If you need a release form, we provide them online.

Release Forms


Ark Adventure Overnight

Join us June 10-11 for Ark Adventure Overnight at Ark Adventure in Williamstown, Kentucky.

Click here for more information and to register


Church Camp 

Many of the youth also attend Camp Bethany for a week during the summer.

Camp Bethany